(Note: All entries in this index are included in the Covenant Library Unified Index)

INDEX

Part I of this index consists of the titles of Tablets and Writings of Bahá'u'lláh described or mentioned by the author, including a few which were revealed after 1863. Part II contains all other entries. Titles of Tablets and books are italicized. Footnotes are indicated by the abbreviation n. after the page number; if the name or subject occurs both in the text and in a note, this is indicated by 'p. - and n.'. Principal themes are shown by bold figures.

I. TABLETS AND WRITINGS OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH

Alwáh-i-Maryam, 13
Az-Bágh-i-Iláhí (ode), 211, 218-20

Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, quoted, 10, 50, 249, 251-2, 253-4

Four Valleys, The, 104

Halih-Halih-Yá-Bishárat (ode), 211, 219
Hidden Words, The, ch. 6; see Part II of index for further references
Húr-i-'Ujáb (The Wondrous Maiden), 211, 218
Hurúfát-i-'Állín (The Exalted Letters), 122-5
Also titled Musíbát-i-Hurúfát-i-'Álíyát
Javáhiru'l-Asrár (The Essence of Mysteries), 151-2

Kitáb-i-'Ahdí (The Book of My Covenant), 37, 80, 134, 137
Kitáb-i-Aqdas (The Most Holy Book), 26, 60, 153, 160, 212, 301; quotations from, 47, 124, 134, 280
Kitáb-i-Badí', 102, 250, 279
Kitáb-i-Íqán (The Book of Certitude), ch. 10; see Part II of index for further references

Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr (Tablet of The Verse of Light), 125-8
Also titled Tafsír-i-Hurúfát-i-Muqatta'ih
Lawh-i-Ayyúb (Tablet of Job), see Súriy-i-Sabr
Lawh-i-Bulbulu'l-Firáq (Tablet of the Nightingale of Bereavement),
244-5
Lawh-i-Fitnih (Tablet of the Test), 128-9, 135-6
Lawh-i-Ghulámu'l-Khuld (The Youth of Paradise), 211, 213-14
Lawh-i-Hikmat (Tablet of Wisdom), 20-21
Lawh-i-Húríyyih (Tablet of the Maiden), 125
Lawh-i-Kullu't-Ta'ám, (Tablet of All Food), 55-60 passim
Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds, see Tablet of The Holy Mariner
Lawh-i-Qiná' (Tablet of the Veil), 334 and n.
Long Obligatory Prayer, 30

Madínatu'r-Ridá (City of Radiant Acquiescence), 108-9
Madínatu't-Tawhíd (The City of Unity), 109, 113, 114, 116, 117-19; quoted, 118
Musíbát-i-Hurúfát-i-'Álíyát, see Hurúfát-i-'Állín

Qasídiy-i-Varqá'íyyih (poem), 62-4, 84-5
Questions and Answers, on the laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 26

Rashh-i-'Amá (poem), 45-6, 51

Sahífiy-i-Shattíyyih (Book of the River), 105-8
Sáqí-Az-Ghayb-i-Baqá (poem), 64
Seven Valleys, The, ch. 8; see Part II of index for further references
Shikkar-Shikan-Shavand, 147-50
Subhána-Rabbíya'l-A'lá, 211-13
Súratu'lláh (Súrih of God), 244-5
Súriy-i-Asháb, 286
Súriy-i-Ghusn (Tablet of the Branch), 135
Súrihs of Hajj (Pilgrimage), 212
Súriy-i-Haykal (Súrih of the Temple), 42, 121-2
Súriy-i-Mulúk (Súrih of the Kings), 146-7
Súriy-i-Nush, 137, 142, 146
Súriy-i-Qadír (Súrih of the Omnipotent), 119-22
Súriy-i-Sabr (Súrih of Patience), see Part II of index
Also titled Lawh-i-Ayyúb
Tablet of The Holy Mariner, 228-43
Tablet of Visitation, 30, 206 and n.
Tafsír-i-Hurúfát-i-Muqatta'ih (Interpretation of the Isolated Letters), see Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr

II. GENERAL INDEX

Ábádih, 77 and n., 266

'Abbás Effendi, see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

'Abbás, Mírzá (Mírzá Buzurg), father of Bahá'u'lláh, 7, 19, 305

'Abbás, Mírzá (Qábil), of Ábádih, 77-8

'Abbás, Sháh (reigned 1589-1627), 117

'Abdu'l-Bahá ('Abbás Effendi):

as a child, 9, 13, 100;
spiritual titles of, 13-14, 100, 132, 134-5;
His services to Bahá'u'lláh, 25, 159;
appointed by Bahá'u'lláh, 134-5;
Exemplar of Teachings, 14, 100, 134;
Centre of the Covenant, 14, 24, 80, 130, 135, 240, 241;
station of, 14, 134-5, 313;
Tablets of, 50, 77, 80-81, 91, 95, 127n., 201, 239;
statements by, 62, 100, 120, 127, 208, 214, 230, 254-5, 257, 260 and n., 262, 268, 276-7, 284, 288-9, 290, 309;
interpretations by, 82-2;
in the Garden of Ridván, 261-2;
pays tribute to Bahá'u'lláh, 308;
Covenant-breakers, 132-3, 315-19;
mentioned, 16, 19, 29, 35, 40, 41-2, 199-201 passim, 205, 206, 212, 219

'Abdu'l-Ghaffár-i-Isfahání, 287-8

'Abdu'l-Hamíd, Shaykh, 283

'Abdu'l-Husayn-i-Tihrání, Shaykh, 142-7 passim, 225; stigmatized by Bahá'u'lláh, 148

'Abdu'l-Karím-i-Qazvíní, Mullá, 53-4, 330

'Abdu'l-Majíd-i-Shírází, Hájí, 94, 155, 157

'Abdu'lláh, Hájí Mírzá, 41, 42

'Abdu'r-Rahmán-i-Karkúkí, Shaykh, 62, 104

Abraham, 7

Abú-Bakr, Caliph, 127

Abú-Lahab, 156 and n.

Abú-Turáb-i-Qazvíní, Shaykh, 205, 332

Abu'l-Fadl, Mírzá, of Gulpáygán, 7, 221

Abu'l-Qásim, servant of Mírzá Yahyá, 247

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Hamadání, servant of Bahá'u'lláh, 62, 67

Abu'l-Qásim-i-Káshí, 252

Adrianople (Edirne), Bahá'u'lláh in, 17, 24, 37, 97, 246, 255; His Writings, 102, 279-80; Bahá'ís in, 27, 28, 203, 287-8

Afnán (the Báb's kindred), 134 and n., 155, 158-9, 198-9

Aghsán (male descendants of Bahá'u'lláh), 134 and n.

Ahmad-i-Ahsá'í, Shaykh, 169n., 204, 221, 299n.

Ahmad-i-Azghandí, Mírzá, 194

'Akká:

traditions about, 32n.;
Bahá'u'lláh's exile and imprisonment, 17, 24, 27, 42, 98, 204, 286-9 passim;
'Abdu'l-Bahá in, 100, 132, 201;
resident Bahá'ís, 26, 27, 29, 35, 39, 204, 287-91 passim;
Bahá'í pilgrims, 37, 48, 50n., 111, 131-2;
Covenant-breakers, 201, 315-19

'Alí, Hájí Mírzá Siyyid, uncle of the Báb, 153, 154, 327, 329

'Alí, Imám ('Alí ibn Abí Tálib), 11, 34, 71, 126-8, 294n., 305; refers to Bahá'u'lláh, 306

'Alí-Akbar, Mírzá, cousin of the Báb, 251-252

'Alí-Muhammad, Siyyid, see Báb, The

'Álí Páshá, Turkish Prime Minister, 225, 227, 244

'Alí Sháh, Prince, 258

'Alíy-i-Afnán, Hájí Siyyid, 41

'Alíy-i-Bastámí, Mullá, 222-3

'Alíy-i-Sayyáh, Mírzá, 220

'Ancient Beauty', a title of Bahá'u'lláh, 83, 148, 291

Animal(s): kingdom, 2, 3, 5, 8; kindness to, 188

Anísá, Tree of, 81

Apostles, of Bahá'u'lláh, 16, 26, 27 and n., 36, 41n., 95, 202, 259

Áqá Ján, Mírzá (Khádimu'lláh), amanuensis of Bahá'u'lláh, 24, 35-8, 40, 69, 157, 205, 228, 278;

'Revelation writing', 24-5, 35-6;
biography, 24, 40-41;
his important testimony, 42;
breaks Bahá'u'lláh's Covenant, 315-19;
mentioned, 92, 131
Áqá Khán, Mírzá, Persian Prime Minister, 10-11

Áqá Ridá, of Shíráz, 288-8

Áqáy-i-Kalím, see Músá, Mírzá

Áqáy-i-Káshání, Mírzá (Ismu'lláhu'l-Muníb), 283-7 passim

Áqáy-i-Rikáb-Sáz, Mírzá, 125

Arab(s), 22, 214-15

Arabic, language, 19, 26, 34n., 48, 62, 215; used by Bahá'u'lláh, 22, 60, 62

Arms, use of forbidden, 278-9 and n.

Asadu'lláh, Mírzá, of Khuy, see Dayyán

Asadu'lláh-i-Qumí, Siyyid, 35; quoted, 35-6, 87-9

Ásíyih Khánum (Navváb), wife of Bahá'u'lláh, 12, 15, 19

'Azím, 327 and n., 328

'B' and 'E' (letters), 30

'B' and 'H' (letters, 83

Báb, The (Siyyid 'Alí-Muhammad):

birth, 294n.;
family of, 153-9 passim, 198-201 passim, 206n., 249, 251;
mother of, see Fátimih-Bagum;
House of, 211-12;
in Mecca and Búshihr, 154, 200, 221, 223;
in Shíráz, 200, 327;
in Isfahán, 102;
Herald of Bahá'u'lláh, 7-8, 217;
spiritual titles of, 60, 67, 221, 222 and n., 294, 307;
early days of His Dispensation, 222-3, 327-30;
Revelation of, 81, 108 and n., 190-4, 329 and n.;
Writings of, 23 and n., 34, 48, 54, 55, 60, 68, 102, 116-17, 207, 251-2, 255-6, 280, 294-303, 307;
station of, 214, 223, 294-5, 313;
extolled by Bahá'u'lláh, 119, 190-93, 214, 272, 294;
extols Bahá'u'lláh, 294-303 passim, 307;
martyrdom of, 53-4, 67, 154, 268;
Shrine of, 15, 200, 206;
mentioned, 3, 20, 56, 61, 169, 207, 213, 325, 326

Bábí(s), 39n., 56, 84, 92, 101-2, 142, 169n., 191n., 194, 202;

community in Persia, 84, 253, 286;
persecutions and martyrs, 7, 11, 138, 264-8, 278-9;
community in 'Iráq, 53-5 , 61, 67-70, 144, 195, 202, 206-10, 225-6, 248, 258-62 passim;
community divided, 68, 248-51;
Bahá'u'lláh declares His mission to, 261-2
Bábí Dispensation, 23n., 34, 93n., 191 and n., 280, 293, 294

Backbiting, 79, 187

Badasht, conference at, 8, 293

Badí' Calendar, of the Bahá'í Dispensation, 116-17, 228n.

Badí'u'lláh, Mírzá, son of Bahá'u'lláh, 131-2

Baghdád:

Bahá'u'lláh's sojourn, 16, 165, 258-9;
His House, 94, 211-12, 259, 260;
absents Himself, 55, 57;
returns from Kurdistán, 41, 63, 67-9 passim;
'Abdu'l-Bahá in, 13, 16, 25;
events in, 142-7, 206-10, 219-20, 225-7, 228-9;
Mírzá Yahyá's actions, 54-5, 247-54;
visitors to, 39 and n., 56, 68, 84, 85, 91-2, 97, 102, 128, 141, 150, 151, 153, 156-7, 198, 202, 206, 269 and n., 284, 289;
Garden of Ridván, 53, 109n., 259-60, 262;
Bahá'u'lláh departs, 55, 57, 97, 203 260-62, 281-2;
mentioned, 17, 25, 62, 104, 105, 108, 119, 125, 137, 148, 149, 215, 219, 244, 246, 255, 280, 287, 288;
see 'Iráq

Bahá:
Bahá'u'lláh, 33, 83, 158;
attribute and name of God, 48, 116, 117;
see Jináb-i-Bahá

Bahá'í(s):
'people of Bahá', 47, 94, 238-9, 275, 280;
Bahá'u'lláh's communication with, 109-10, 113, 203, 244;
persecuted, 268, 279;
their unity, 303;
teachers, 86, 107, 162, 203, 279, 283;
in Cyprus, 27, 288;
in 'Ishqábád, 199;
mentioned, 22, 88, 90

Bahá'í Archives, International, 19, 159

Bahá'í Cycle, 309-11

Bahá'í Dispensation, 216-18, 279, 309-14

Bahá'íyyih Khánum (the Greatest Holy Leaf), daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, 12, 14-15, 19

Bahá'í World Community, 279; community of Most Great Name, 242, 281

Bahá'u'lláh (Mírzá Husayn-'Alí):

lineage of, 7, 305;
youth, 19-20;
education, 19, 20, 22, 62-3;
family of, 8-16 passim, 122-3, 130, 284, 305;
brothers of, 10, 11, 15, 16;
sisters of, 49-51;
spiritual titles of, 8, 12, 42, 66, 77, 83, 109, 134, 148, 236, 304-9 passim, 313;
in Karbilá, 223-4;
persecution in Tihrán, 8-14, 46, 51, 224;
imprisonment, see Síyáh-Chál, dungeon of, Prison;
birth of Revelation, 7, 10, 12, 299;
banishment from Persia, 11, 13, 16-17, 51-2, 224;
in Baghdád, 16, 53-5, 85, 92-5, 210, 225-9, 259, 273;
retirement to Kurdistán, 16, 40, 53, 55, 57, 60-4 passim, 248, 249;
return from Kurdistán, 25, 63, 67-9 passim, 84, 96;
in the Garden of Ridván, 259-62 passim, 275-6, 281-2;
declaration of Mission, 17, 53, 109n., 142, 208, 210, 260-63 passim, 273-8, 286, 293, 299;
important statements at Ridván, 278-80;
departure from Baghdád, 16, 97, 225-7, 243-4, 281-2, see Baghdád;
to Constantinople, 16, 97, 243-4, 283-92 passim;
in Constantinople, 17, 292;
to Adrianople, 17, 102, 203;
proclamation of Mission, 17, 109n.;
to 'Akká, 17, 204, 286-9 passim;
station of, 10, 66-7, 295, 304-9, 313;
alludes to His own station, 119, 142, 194-6, 210, 213, 218, 245, 273, 307-8;
extolled by the Báb, 295-8, 300, 301-3, 307;
relationship to other Manifestations, 64-6, 308-9;
man's relationship to, 73-4, 79-80;
recognition of, 56, 68, 84, 91, 95;
His effect on people, 94, 101-3, 145, 198, 206-9, 220, 257-9;
companions of, 27, 40, 95, 96-7, 206-9, 218;
His majesty, 148, 257-9, 282;
His innate knowledge, 18, 20;
His sufferings, 10, 12-13, 51-2, 57, 61, 63, 148-9, 195-6, 249;
Mírzá Yahyá's opposition to, 37, 54-5, 107, 120, 130, 133, 136, 195-6, 218, 241-2, 246-56;
ascension of, 24, 132-3, 205;
Shrine of, 206;
see Adrianople, Apostles of Bahá'u'lláh, 'Him Whom God shall make manifest', Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Word of God revealed by Bahá'u'lláh, Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
Bahjí, Mansion of, 24, 276n., 319; Bahá'u'lláh's Shrine, 206 and n., 318-19

Bayán:

Mother Book of Bábí Dispensation, 296;
its purpose, 296;
anticipates and gives signs of 'Him Whom God shall make manifest', 296-302;
'Point' of, 298, 307;
'Vahíd' of, 298-300 passim;
'Letters' of, 308;
'Witnesses' to, 93n.;
'year nine', 298-300;
Bahá'u'lláh addresses people of, 109, 194-5, 245, 271, 286;
mentioned, 23, 68, 85, 93n., 190, 280

Bíbí Sáhib, 39-40

'Blessed Beauty', a title of Bahá'u'lláh, 12n., 77, 90, 200, 205, 230

Book of Certitude, The, see Kitáb-i-Íqán

'Branch', see 'Abdu'l-Bahá; Mihdí, Mírzá

Buddha, 3

Bukhárá, 95

Búshihr (Bushire), 154, 156, 200, 221

Buzurg, Mírzá, of Núr, see 'Abbás, Mírzá

Buzurg Khán, Mírzá, Persian consul-general, in Baghdád, 143, 146-7, 225, 226

Caliphs, of Islám, 127, 128, 215

Carmel, Mount, 15, 19, 29, 200, 268

Cause of God:

features of, 129, 133, 137;
is irresistible, 105-6, 148-9, 192, 201;
its world mission, 217, 272-3;
opposition to, 142-7, 242;
how to teach it, 161, 278-9

Chains, in Síyáh-Chál, 9 and n., 10, 51

Christ (Jesus), 3, 20, 58, 64, 67, 174, 178-9, 182, 257, 267; words of, 107, 120, 182, 184; signs of return, 165-9; refers to Bahá'u'lláh, 306

Christian Faith, civilization, 214

'Cities', of spiritual attainment, 151-2; of God, 189; of certitude, 190

Clergy, see Divines

'Concourse on high', 81 and n., 82, 267

Constantinople (Istanbul): Bahá'u'lláh's departure for, journey and arrival, 16, 97, 203, 227, 259, 281-2, ch. 17; Bahá'ís in, 27, 28, 287-9

Contentment, 99-101, 187; three aspects of, 108

Covenant:

of God, 72, 79, 242;
of Bahá'u'lláh, 24, 29, 79, 80-2, 229-30, 242, 315;
tests believers, 137, 238;
see Covenant-breakers, Will and Testament of Bahá'u'lláh

Covenant-breakers, 10, 16, 24, 27, 29, 41, 130-33 passim, 137, 230, 240-42, Appendix I; see Yahyá, Mírzá, Muhammad-'Alí (son of Bahá'u'lláh)

Creation, 1-3, 98-9, 101, 114, 122, 123, 269

Cyprus, 27, 288

'Day of God', 45-6, 64-7, 119, 129, 152, 213, 236-8, 275, 308

'Day of Resurrection', 171, 184-5

Dayyán (Mírzá Asadu'lláh of Khuy), 249-52

Death, 79, 123-5, 152, 183, 184

Detachment, 75-80 passim, 99-100, 108, 162, 187, 212-13, 239; example of Job, 270-71

Dhabíh, see Ismá'íl, Siyyid, of Zavárih

Divine civilization, 120-21, 217-18, 278

Divines, Muslim, 18-20, 39 and n., 78, 92, 144-5, 155n., 163-4, 185-6, 194, 301; of 'Akká, 32; of Sulaymáníyyih, 62; Bahá'u'lláh's encounters with, 20, 144-6; mujtahids, 25-6, 91 and n., 144

Díyá'u'lláh, Mírzá, son of Bahá'u'lláh, 131-2

Egypt, 28, 203, 204

'Elders' (twenty-four), 201 and n.

Fádil-i-Mázindarání, Jináb-i-(Asadu'lláh, Mírzá), 42

Faith, of a believer, 238, 243; unfaithfulness, 243

Famagusta, 288

Farídu'd-Dín-i-'Attár, 96

Fáris Effendi, 204

Fath-'Alí Sháh (reigned 1798-1834), 128

Fátimih, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, 71-2; 'Hidden Book' of, 71

Fátimih, the Báb's second wife, 249 and n.

Fátimih Khánum-i-Afnán, 159

Fátimih-Bagum, mother of the Báb, 154-7 passim, 159, 200

Fu'ád Páshá, Turkish Foreign Minister, 225

Fúrúghíyyih, daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, 41

Fusúl-i-Arba'ih, 322 and n.

Gabriel, Angel, 71

Gallipoli, 27, 287

Ghulám-Ridá Khán, 88

God:

the Unknowable, 1, 46, 114-15, 152, 175-6;
attributes of, 1-3, 30-1, 44, 46, 59, 73, 99, 114, 116-18, 119, 122, 125, 152, 176-8, 180-1;
oneness of, 113-15;
Bahá'u'lláh describes, 114-16;
worlds of, 57-9, 64, 72-5 passim;
nearness to, 96;
presence of, 185, 299;
pledges Himself, 272-3;
see Word of God, Cause of God, Day of God, Kingdom of God

Gospels (New Testament), quoted and explained by Bahá'u'lláh, 165-9, 184; mentioned, 151, 190

Greatest Branch, see 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Greatest Holy Leaf, see Bahá'íyyih Khánum

'Greatest Name', 28, 48, 117, 274

Greece, 214

Habíbu'lláh, Hájí Mírzá (Afnán), 155

Hádí, Hájí Mírzá, 211

Hadíth (Traditions), see Traditions

Hádíy-i-Dawlat Ábádí, Hájí Mírzá, 251

Háfiz, poems, 11 and n.

Háhút, spiritual world of, 58

Haifa, 29, 41, 131, 201n., 288

Hámid, Mullá, of Sulaymáníyyih, 62

Hand(s) of the Cause, 36, 241 and n.

Hasan, Imám, 71

Hasan-'Alí, Hájí Mírzá, uncle of the Báb, 156-7, 159

Hasan-i-'Ammú, Hájí Mullá, 144-5

Hasan-i-Mázindarání, cousin of Bahá'u'lláh, 50 and n.

Hasan-i-Zunúzí, Shaykh, 205, 207-8

Havvá, cousin of Bahá'u'lláh, 122, 124-5

Haydar-'Alí, Hájí Mírzá, 28-9

Hidden Words, The:

ch. 6;
manner of its Revelation, 71;
major themes of, 72, 75, 77, 78-80;
potential influence of, 77;
Bahá'u'lláh's reference to, 78;
interpretations of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 80-3;
various subjects:
backbiting, 79
Bahá'u'lláh's prescription for man, 78-80
calamity, 79, 149
Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh, 80-2
Covenant of God with man, 72, 79
death, 79
detachment, 74-7, 79-80
interpretations of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 80-3
love, 79, 80
prayer, 79
pride, 77, 79, 81
purity of heart, 79
soul of man, 72-5, 78-80
'Maid of heaven', 83;
'wings' and 'comb', 82;
mentioned, 107n.;
see 'Tree of Anísá', 'Ruby Tablet', Mount Párán, Sadratu'l-Muntahá, 'Tablet of Paradise'
'Him Whom God shall make manifest':
249-303;
declaration of Bahá'u'lláh's station, 17, 206, 262;
Báb's prophecies fulfilled, 207, 217, 249, 251, 280-81;
false claimants, 68, 202, 300;
mentioned, 38, 56, 84, 93n., 105, 152, 194n.
History of the Martyrs of Yazd, 321, 326

Hizár Baytí, Lawh-i-, 127n.

Holy Books (of former religions, 151, 161, 162, 190, 296; interpretations of, 166-71, 183-5; see Old Testament, Gospels, Qur'án, Terms in Holy Writings

Holy Days, Bahá'í, 281

Holy Spirit, 28, 63, 71, 148, 184, 189; see Most Great Spirit

House, of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdád, 211-12, 259, 281

Husayn, Imám, 56, 71, 127, 156n., 182, 305; on Bahá'u'lláh's mission, 306

Husayn, Mírzá, of Isfahán, see Mishkín-Qalam

Husayn-'Alí, Mírzá, see Bahá'u'lláh

Husayn-i-Bushrú'í, Mullá, 150, 191 and n., 280, 302n.

Husayn Khán, Hájí Mírzá, 225, 226

Husayn-i-Mutavallí, 147, 149-50

Husayn-i-Zanjání, Mírzá, quoted, 89-91

Ibn-i-Fárid, poet, 62

Ibráhím, Siyyid, 250

Imáms, 60, 71, 126-8, 156n., 185, 335 traditions by, 48n., 193-4, 327, 332; see 'Alí, Imám and Husayn, Imám

Írán, see Persia

'Iráq:

Bahá'u'lláh's exile to and sojourn in, 13, 16, 51, 53-5, 67-70, 146-7, 211, 228-9, 243-4, 246, 248, 253-4;
Báb's family in, 154-7;
dissemination of Writings from, 28, 110;
Muslim Shrines, 156-7;
see Bábís, in 'Iráq; Baghdád

Isaiah, prophecies of, 305

Isfahán, 26, 28, 249n., 287

'Ishqábád, 95, 199, 200

Islám:

23, 30, 43, 116, 126-8, 214-6, 333 and n.;
laws of, 19, 26, 57;
traditions of, 32n., 34, 46, 48n., 59, 63, 83n., 117, 119n., 130, 152, 162, 180, 193-4, 216, 266-7, 294n.;
divisions within, 128;
see Divines, Imáms, Qur'án, Shaykhís, Shí'ahs, Sunnís

Ismá'íl, Shaykh, of Sulaymáníyyih, 61

Ismá'íl, Siyyid, of Zavárih (Dhabíh), 101-3, 205

Ismá'íl-i-Azghandí, Hájí Siyyid, 111-12

Ismá'íl-i-Vazír, Mírzá, 15

Jabarút, spiritual world of, 58

Ja'far, Mullá, of Naráq, 56

Ja'far-i-Yazdí, Mírzá, 289-91, 331

Ja'far-i-Yazdí, Siyyid, 137-42, 331

Jamál-i-Mubárak (Blessed Beauty), a title of Bahá'u'lláh, 12

Javád-i-Karbilá'í, Hájí Siyyid, 155 and n., 157, 220, 221-4

Jerusalem, 173

Jesus, see Christ

Jew(s), 57, 107, 182, 214

Jináb-i-Bahá (His Honour Bahá), a designation of Bahá'u'lláh, 8 and n., 158, 224

Job, 267, 270-71

John the Baptist, 169

Karbilá, 142, 154, 156n., 157, 221, 222, 224; Bahá'u'lláh in, 24, 207, 247

Karím Khán, Hájí Mírzá, 186n., 332-5

Káshán, 24, 56, 283

Katurah, 7

Kawthar, 178, 196 and n.; Súrih of Qur'án, 328, 329

Kázim, Shaykh (Samandar), 36

Kázim-i-Rashtí, Siyyid, 169 and n., 191n., 204-5, 221, 332

Kázimayn, 94, 156n.

Khadíjih Bagum, wife of the Báb, 155, 206n.

Khájih, fort of, 264, 265, 268

Khán-i-Súq-i-Abiyad, 'Akká, 131

Khánum Buzurg, 50-51

Kingdoms, of existence, 1-3, 58

Kingdom of God, 5, 59, 82, 121, 314

Kirmán, 92, 332, 333

Kirmánsháh, 226, 246-7

Kitáb-i-Íqán (The Book of Certitude), ch. 10, see Table of Contents; additionally, see:

former title, 158;
written for a Muslim, 162;
original copy, 159;
importance of, 153, 197;
effect on reader, 158-9, 161-2;
dissemination of, 160;
various subjects:
backbiting, 187
contentment, 187
fellowship with righteous, 187
interpretation of former Scriptures, 162, 164-6, 171-2
knowledge, 172-3, 185-6
love, 187
pride, 187
purity of heart, 172, 187
'seal' on Holy Books, 160-1
unity of religions, 160-61
mentioned, 152, 263, 332.
See also Detachment, Holy Spirit, Manifestations of God, Qá'im, Terms in Holy Writings, Tests, True Seeker
Knowledge, 20, 31, 43, 60, 126, 216-18; Bahá'u'lláh's, 18, 20; true knowledge, 43-4, 98-9, 172-3, 186, 217-18

Krishna, 3

Kurdistán, 16, 25, 40, 53, 55, 57, 60-64 passim, 67, 84

Kamálu'd-Dín, Hájí Mírzá, 55-6, 60, 260n.

Láhút, spiritual world of, 58

League of Nations, 212

Letters of the Living, 60 and n., 93, 128n., 153; see Quddús; Husayn-i-Bushrú'í, Mullá; Táhirih

London, 120, 216

Love, 2, 79, 96-7, 102-3, 187

Lutf-'Alí, Mírzá, 330

Máh-Kú (Mákú), 56, 300

Mahmúd, Áqá Mírzá, 288-9

Mahmúd, Hájí Mírzá, an Afnán, 199

Mahmúd, Mírzá, nephew of Bahá'u'lláh, 9, 10

Mahmúd, Shaykh, divine of 'Akká, 32 and n., 33

Mahmúd-i-Káshání, Mírzá, 319

'Maid of Heaven', 63, 82, 83, 125, 213, 218, 242

Majdi'd-Dín, Mírzá, 316

Malakút, spiritual world of, 59

Man:

his nature, 58, 72, 133-4;
purpose of his creation, 73, 240;
stages of spiritual journey, 96, 151-2, see ch. 8;
developing spiritual qualities, 74, 80, 96, 107;
his potentialities, 80, 119, 122;
Bahá'u'lláh's counsels, 78-9;
see Detachment, Pride, Suffering, Resignation

Manifestation(s) of God, 1-5, 28, 36, 58, 63-7 passim, 97, 237;
relationship to God, 58-9, 63-4, 114-16, 117-18, 142, 161, 175-6, 179-80;
relationship to each other, 64-7, 117-18, 142, 160-61, 177-8, 309-10;
attributes of, 167, 179-80, 262-3, 271;
powers of, 107, 263;
sovereignty of, 180-3;
forces released by, 4-5, 31-2, 167, 176, 184, 211, 213-18;
two stations of, 59, 129, 177-80;
unity of, 118-19, 161, 176-8;
distinctiveness of, 119, 178-9, 309-10;
signs of the advent of the next, 164-71;
proof of, 106-7, 189-90;
relationship to man, 58, 59, 97, 118-19;
man's inadequacy to recognize, 303;
man's rejection of, 163-6;
opposed by leaders of religion, 163-4, 171-2;
sufferings of, 163, 182-3, 194-6;
the Universal, 309;
the Supreme, 10, 95, 117, 125, 295-6, 301;
future, 280, 309-11;
see also Recognition of God's Messengers

Martyrs, Martyrdom, 270, 279; in Nayríz, 265-8

Maryam, cousin of Bahá'u'lláh, 12-13, 61, 122, 124

Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 86 and n., 199

Mas'úd Mírzá, Prince (Zillu's-Sultán), 258n.

Mázindarán, 54, 246, 305

Mazra'ih, mansion of, 290-91

Mazra'iy-i-Vashshásh, 228

Mecca, 154, 173

Mihdí, Hájí Mullá, 56

Mihdí, Mírzá (the Purest Branch, son of Bahá'u'lláh, 19, 261

Mihdíy-i-'Atrí, Hájí Mullá, 331

Miracles, 106-7, 145-6, 291n.

Mishkín-Qalam (Mírzá Husayn), 26-8

Moses, 3, 20, 58, 64, 67, 107, 168, 174, 214, 236, 257, 267

'Most Great Spirit', 34, 45, 63, 242

Most Holy Book, The, see Kitáb-i-Aqdas

Mosul, 26, 254, 285

Muhammad, Darvísh (assumed name of Bahá'u'lláh), 67

Muhammad, Hájí Mírzá Siyyid, uncle of the Báb, 153-9; Bahá'u'lláh addresses, 186-9; also 180, 189, 198n.

Muhammad, Prophet of Islám, 3, 20, 22, 23, 32n., 48n., 59, 71, 126-7, 148, 156n., 169, 173, 182, 189, 190, 193, 257; 'Seal of the Prophets', 66; refers to Bahá'u'lláh, 306; see Fátimih; 'Alí, Imám

Muhammad, Siyyid, of Yazd, 39

Muhammad Sháh (reigned 1835-48), 11 and n., 138n., 325-6, 330

Muhammad-'Alí, Áqá, of Isfahán, 287

Muhammad 'Alí, Hájí Mírzá, cousin of the Báb, 198

Muhammad-'Alí, Mírzá, son of Bahá'u'lláh, 131-3, 136, 261, 315, 316n., 319

Muhammad-'Alíy-i-Sabbágh, Áqá, 287

Muhammad-Hasan, Mírzá, faithful half brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 11, 16

Muhammad-Hasan, Mírzá ('King of the Martyrs'), 103n., 259

Muhammad-Hasan-i-Sabzavárí, Shaykh, 39

Muhammad-Husayn, Mírzá ('Beloved of the Martyrs'), 103n., 259

Muhammad-i-'Arab, Shaykh, 283

Muhammad-Ibráhím-i-Amír, Áqá, 288

Muhammad-Ibráhím-i-Káshání, Áqá, 131

Muhammad-i-Isfahání, Siyyid, Antichrist of the Bahá'í Revelation, 27 and n., 54-5, 68, 107, 220, 223 and n., 224, 246-9, 254-5, 291

Muhammad-Ja'far-i-Tabrízí, Hájí, 97-8

Muhammad-i-Mázindarání, Mírzá, 250-51

Muhammad-i-Qá'iní, Mullá (Nabíl-i-Akbar), 91-5, 145n.

Muhammad-Qulí, Mírzá, faithful half-brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 15-16, 284

Muhammad-Ridá, Áqá, 102, 103, 278

Muhammad-Ridá, Mullá, of Manshád, see Rada'r-Rúh

Muhammad-Ridá, Mullá, of Muhammad-Ábád, 84-91

Muhammad-Sádiq, Áqá, of Isfahán, 287

Muhammad-Sádiq-i-Khurásání, Mullá (Muqaddas), known as Mullá Sádiq, 92-3

Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málmírí, Hájí, biography, 320-24; receives Tablet, 37-40; writings, 38n., 321-2; memoirs, 111-13, 131-2, 290-91; father of author, 37n.

Muhammad-Taqí, Hájí (entitled Ayyúb), of Nayríz, 139-41, 263-4, 268-9 and n.

Muhammad-Taqíy-i-Afnán, Hájí Mírzá, cousin of the Báb, 158, 198-201

Muhammad-i-Vazír, Mírzá, cousin of Bahá'u'lláh, 122-3

Muhammad-i-Zarandí, Mullá, see Nabíl-i-A'zam

Muhyi'd-Dín, Shaykh, 96

Mujtahids, see Divines

Mulk-Árá, Prince, 92

Mullás, see Divines

Muníb, Jináb-i-, see Áqáy-i-Káshání, Mírzá

Murtidáy-i-Ansárí, Shaykh, 91-2, 144

Músá, Mírzá (Áqáy-i-Kalím), most faithful brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 15-16, 53, 67n., 131, 144, 205, 228, 247, 284, 316n.

Músáy-i-Javáhirí, Hájí Mírzá, 211, 212-13

Mushíru'l-Mulk, 112-13

Mustayqiz (Sleeper Awakened), 250

Muzaffari'd-Dín Sháh (reigned 1896-1907), 90

Nabíl-i-Akbar, see Muhammad-i-Qá'iní, Mullá

Nabíl-i-A'zam (Mullá Muhammad i-Zarandí), 41, 48, 69, 91n., 117n., 131, 132, 202-6, 212, 221, 284; quoted, 138, 204-5, 209, 220, 228-9, 265-6, 275-6, 281, 325-6, 327-30

Najaf, 156n., 157

Najaf-Ábád, 25, 248

Najíb Páshá, 259

Najíbíyyih (Garden of Ridván), 259

Námiq Páshá, Governor of Baghdád, 226, 229, 244, 285

Násiri'd-Dín Sháh (reigned 1848-96), 8, 10, 11, 13 and n., 26-7, 37, 40-1, 225, 258 and n.

Nasút, realm of, 59

Naw-Rúz, 228 and n., 259 and n.

Nayríz, upheavals in, 138-9, 263-9; Bahá'u'lláh praises believers, 267-8; mentioned, 77n., 288, 331

Níyávarán, 8

Núr, province of, 7, 8, 10, 11, 50, 122

Núru'd-Dín, Áqá Mírzá, 155

Old Testament, 152, 161

Ottoman Government, 16, 17, 147, 225, 227, 229, 254

Párán, Mount, 81

Patience, 109, 187, 271; see Job

Pen, of the Most High, 34-5, 94, 128 and n., 252; Exalted Pen, 34, 35n., 81; Supreme Pen, 45, 133

Persia, Persians (19th century):

education, 18-19;
language, used by Bahá'u'lláh, 22-3, 26, 48, 63, 64;
writing, 35n.;
government, 16, 146, 225-7;
officials, 18-20;
Bahá'ís, 160, 217, 279;
Bahá'u'lláh's contact with, 28, 110-13 passim, 203, 284, 286;
mentioned, 11

Philosophers, Greek, 214

Pillars, of Shí'ah Islám, 33; and n.

Prayer, 30, 79, 116, 187, 188; prayers by Bahá'u'lláh, 51-2, 114-16

Pride, 77, 79, 81, 108, 120, 130, 152, 187

Prison, of 'Akká, 17, 98, 290

Promised One of Islám, see Qá'im

Prophets, see Manifestations of God

Purity of heart, 79, 96, 107, 172, 186, 187

Qá'im (He Who arises), 126, 128n., 152 and n., 155, 156, 158, 169n., 180-81, 326, 331; traditions about, 185, 194, 216, 267

Qasídiy-i-Tá'íyyih, 62

Qayyúmu'l-Asmá', 280, 293, 302 and n.; quoted, 302

Qazvín, 68, 284

Quddús (Hájí Mullá Muhammad 'Alíy-i-Bárfurúshí), 60, 68, 150, 208

Qur'án:

Word of God, 22, 23, 34, 126, 189, 190;
knowledge of, 19, 126;
Súrihs of, see Kawthar, V'al-'Asr, Va'sh-Shams;
quoted, 56, 164, 171, 177-9, 183-5, 188-90, 271n., 335;
foretells Bahá'u'lláh, 119n.;
Bahá'u'lláh interprets, 48, 60, 125-6, 171, 177-9, 185, 335;
used treacherously, 264;
mentioned, 69, 86, 88, 90, 109n., 202, 214
Rada'r-Rúh (Mullá Muhammad-Ridá), of Manshád, 39-40, 84-5, 331

Rajab 'Alíy-i-Qahír, Mullá, 249n.

Recognition of God's Messengers:

107, 123, 152, 161, 208, 238, 240;
man's first goal, 96;
prerequisites of, 162-3;
obstacles to, 91, 162-6, 171-2, 183-4;
tests associated with, 129-31, 173-5;
see Manifestations of God
Religion(s), birth, 4; progressive revelation, 65-6, 272, 309-10; unity of, 161-2; opposition of clergy, 163-4, 171-2; purpose of, 311

Resignation (attribute), 98, 108, 269

Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh:

His initial experience, 10, 12, 20, 21;
its nature, 21;
released spiritual energies, 4-5, 18, 23, 45;
its greatness, 18, 23, 64-7, 121-2, 213, 218, 236-7, 245, 301-2, 307-8, 311-14;
lauded by the Báb, 295-8, 300-301, 301-3, 307;
brings tests, 129;
see Bahá'u'lláh, His effect on people
Ridá-Qulí, Mírzá, half-brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 12

Ridván (Paradise), 109, 183; Garden, 109n., 229, 259-62 passim, 275-6, 293; Festival, 259-60, 262, 277; Báb alludes to, 280; significance, 273-8; first day, 260, 262, 278, 280, 281; ninth day, 276n., 281; twelfth day, 281

'Ruby Tablet', 82

Rukn-i-Rábi' (Fourth Pillar), of Shí'ah Islám, 333

Rúz-bih (Salmán), companion of Muhammad, 109, 113, 169

Sabzih-Maydán (Tihrán), 9, 11

Sacrifice, 97, 101-3

Sadratu'l-Muntahá, 3, 82, 83, 135

Sa'íd Khán, Mírzá, Persian Foreign Minister, 225-6

Sakínih Khánum (Tallán Khánum), half-sister of Bahá'u'lláh, 50

Salmán, Shaykh, of Hindíyán, 109-113, 255-6

Samandarí, Tarázu'lláh, Mírzá, 36-7

Sámarrá, 156n.

Sámsún, 285, 292

Sar-Galú, 60

Sárih Khánum, faithful sister of Bahá'u'lláh, 49-50

Sásáníyán kings, (A.D. 226-651), 7

'Seal of the Prophets' (Muhammad), 66

Seals of Bahá'u'lláh, 25 and n.

Servitude, 133-4, 179-80, 239-40

Seven Martyrs of Tihrán, 9, 153

Seven Valleys, The, 96-103, 151:

Search, 96;
Love, 96-8;
Knowledge, 98-9;
Unity, 99;
Contentment, 99-101;
Wonderment, 101;
True Poverty and Absolute Nothingness, 101

Sháh Sultán Khánum (Khánum Buzurg), half-sister of Bahá'u'lláh, 50-51

Shams-i-Jihán, Princess (entitled Fitnih), 128-9

Shaykh Bahá'í, 117

Shaykhís, 169n., 221, 222, 247, 332, 333

Shí'ah(s), 46, 71, 116, 128 and n., 193-4, 222n., 304

Shidád (Stress), years of, 136 and n.

Shíráz: the Báb's Declaration, 193, 293; House of the Báb, 155, 212; mentioned 111-12, 223, 265-6, 294

Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith, 15, 36, 38n., 78 and n., 137, 159, 202, 229, 241n., 303-4; quoted, 133, 143-4, 160, 208-9, 281-2, 284-5, 292-3, 304-8, 311-13

Shujá'u'd-Dawlih, 258

Sidq-'Alí, Darvísh, 289

Síyáh-Chál, dungeon of, 7, 8-11, 25, 45, 46, 54, 207-8, 224, 225, 246, 257, 293, 299

Soul of man, 72-5, 80, 187; journey of, 96-101, 151-2; immortality of, 72, 79, 123-4

Spirit of faith, 73-4

Spiritual worlds, see Worlds of God

Súdán, 28

Suffering (and tribulation, mystery and purpose of, 98-9, 148, 269-70; of Manifestations of God, 148-9, 163-4, 182-3; of Job, 270-71

Súfís, 96 and n.

Sulaymáníyyih, 61, 62, 67, 96, 104, 293

Sultán, Shaykh, of Karbilá, 67 and n., 220, 253

Sunnís, 128, 193

Súrih of V'al-'Asr, 34, 102

Súrih of Va'sh-Shams, 32

Súrihs, see Kawthar; Tablets and Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (Index, Part I)

Sabr, Súriy-i- (Súrih of Patience), also titled Lawh-i-Ayyúb (Tablet of Job), 141 and n., 263-73 passim; story of Job, 270-71; effect upon Bábís, 271-2

Tabarsí, Shaykh, fort of, 149-50

'Tablet of Paradise', fifth, 82

Tabríz, 284, 293

Tábúr Áqásí, Yahyá, 317

Táhirih (Qurratu'l-'Ayn), 68, 128 and n., 207

Tákúr, 50

Tallán Khánum, see Sakínih Khánum

Terms in Holy Writings explained by Bahá'u'lláh:

'angels', 171;
'ark', 236;
'clouds', 170;
'comb' and 'wings', 82;
'crimson-coloured Ark', 280-81;
'crimson sea', 280-81;
'food', 59-60;
'heaven', 170;
'hell', 183-4;
'life' and 'death', 183-4;
'moon', 167-8, 170;
'oppression', 165-7;
'signs of the Son of Man', 168-71;
'sovereignty', 180-82;
'Stars', 167-8, 169-70;
'sun', 167-8, 170;
see also Holy Books; 'B and E', letters of; 'concourse on high'; 'Day of God'; 'Day of Resurrection'; 'Elders (twenty four)'; 'Kawthar'; 'Maid of heaven'; 'Sadratu'l-Muntahá'; 'soul of man'

Tests, associated with Divine Revelations, 129-30, 135-7, 173-5; see Resignation, Suffering

Tigris, river, 71, 259

Tihrán:

Bahá'u'lláh in, 7-13, 17, see Síyáh-Chál;
addressed by Bahá'u'llah, 46-9;
court of Sháh, 26-7, 41, 326;
mentioned, 51, 86, 202, 266, 286;
see Seven Martyrs of Tihrán

'Tongue of Grandeur', a designation of Bahá'u'lláh, 42

Townshend, George, quoted, 214-16

Traditions, see Islám

True believer, 237-9, 243

True seeker, qualifications of, 162-3, 186-9

Trumpet-blast, 45, 109 and n.

'Ulamás, see Divines

'Umar, Caliph, 127

Universal House of Justice, 201 and n., 241

Vahháb-i-Khurásání, Mírzá (Mírzá Javád), 254

Vahíd (Siyyid Yahyáy-i-Dárábí), 264-5, 268, 325-31; addressed by the Báb, 297; praised by Bahá'u'lláh, 191, 267; mentioned, 138

Varaqih (Leaf), 14n.

Varaqiy-i-'Ulyá, see Bahá'íyyih Khánum

Varqá (Mírzá 'Alí-Muhammad), 41 and n., 331

Will and Testament, of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 137, 241n.

Will and Testament of Bahá'u'lláh, see Kitáb-i-'Ahdí

'Witnesses', see Bayán

Word of God:

Manifestations reveal, 3, 20-22, 30-32, 36-7;
Progressive nature, 32, 65-6, 106;
proof of Prophethood, 106, 189-90;
spirit and form, 21-2;
independent of learning, 20, 23;
its power, 31-2, 181-3;
is creative, 30-31;
infinite meanings, 32-4, 57;
source of knowledge, 33-4, 44;
see Word of God as revealed by Bahá'u'lláh

Word of God as revealed by Bahá'u'lláh, 18, 21, 42-3, 46;

manner of revelation, 22-5, 28-9, 34-7, 40-42, 55, 64;
rapidity of revelation, 23, 29, 35-6, 62, 158;
power of, 29, 30-31, 62-3, 83, 102, 210;
creativeness, 30-31;
vastness of Revelation, 23-4, 25, 69
World Order, New, 120-21, 217

Worlds of God, 57-9, 64, 72-5 passim

Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, xv, 22;

style and classes of, 21-5, 40, 43, 60, 62-3, 96, 147, 160, 213, 218-19;
In His hand, 34-5, 37;
transcription, 25-6, 27, 160;
some destroyed, 69;
see Word of God as revealed by Bahá'u'lláh
Yahyá, Mírzá (Subh-i-Azal), half-brother of Bahá'u'lláh, 53-6, 246-56. See also:
his opposition to Bahá'u'lláh, 16, 37, 130;
Bahá'u'lláh's allusions to, 195-6, 218, 241-2, 244, 272;
his Cyprus exile, 27, 288;
his followers, 10, 50, 68, 203;
other mentions, 40-41, 133, 136, 257, 284, 291

Yahyáy-i-Dárábí, Siyyid, see Vahíd

Yazd, believers and martyrs, 37-9 passim, 84, 85, 320, 321, 323, 331; citizens, 138, 199, 320; Vahíd in, 326, 331

Yúnis Khán-i-Afrúkhtih, Dr., 315-19

Yúsuf-i-Sidihí, Siyyid, 151

Zakaríyyá, Shaykh, 268 and n.

Zaynu'l-'Ábidín, Mullá (surnamed Zaynu'l-Muqarrabín), 25-6

Zaynu'l-'Ábidín Khán, Governor of Nayríz, 138-41 passim, 264-5, 268; wife of, 141

Zaynu'l-'Ábidín Khán, Prince, 144, 145

Zoroaster, 3, 7



THE REVELATION OF BAHÁ'U'LLÁH

VOLUME 1 : BAGHDAD 1853-63

ADIB TAHERZADEH

The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh is a four-volume series about the Scriptures of the Bahá'í Faith, the most recent of the world's religions. It is a unique survey of the Writings of the Founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-92), which were revealed during a ministry of nearly forty years spent in exile from his native Írán in Baghdad, Constantinople, Adrianople, and the prison city of 'Akká in the Holy Land.

Mr Taherzadeh, using both authentic English translations and original sources, describes the contents of all the major works of Bahá'u'lláh, including many unknown in the West. To this he adds much fascinating background, by recounting events in the life of Bahá'u'lláh and in the lives of some of His companions and followers whom He addressed or who served Him in various ways. These accounts are enhanced by extracts from memoirs of the time and by photographs.

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From Baghdad to Constantinople, and then to Adrianople the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh takes on its distinctive character as the advent of the Day of God is progressively proclaimed. Among the Tablets described in this volume are the Súriy-i-Mulúk (Tablet of the Kings) and the Lawh-i-Sultán.
492 pages, l7 illustrations
Paper ISBN 0-85398-071-3
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This book describes the exile and imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh and his companions in the fortress city of 'Akká. including the tragic death of his younger son, The Purest Branch. It delineates the major themes of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book revealed behind the walls of that city, and describes many other weighty Tablets, including those sent by Bahá'u'lláh to the kings and rulers of the time.
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The most momentous period in the ministry of Bahá'u'lláh, the final years of His life when after the long period of exile and imprisonment He took up residence in the delightful Mansion of Bahjí. Here He revealed Tablets of unsurpassed importance, including His last major work Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.

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